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Aged to Perfection: Kohler Food & Wine

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Celebrate 17 years of good taste at this year’s Kohler Food & Wine, brimming with all the classic faves and fresh, new events.

nbsp;    The 2017 talent includes Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack; Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter; Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat; Jeff Mauro of Pork & Mindy’s; and Jack Bishop, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster of America’s Test Kitchen.

     The popular Champagne Taittinger Tent returns to host demos, dinner and a Roaring ’20s party, as well as complimentary and paid tastings. We’re also excited to welcome the Glenfiddich Experimental Dome and the Templeton Rye Mobile Speakeasy for various tastings and demos.

Order individual event tickets at or by calling 1-866-243-8548. Orders placed after October 19 will be available for pickup onsite at the Will Call Desk, located in the Woodlake Market Atrium. Online or phone orders will not be taken after Noon on October 21. Stop by the Will Call Desk to review remaining ticket options throughout the festival weekend. All ticket purchases are non-refundable and programming is subject to change.

Will Call Desk Hours

Thursday: Noon-8:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-7:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Here are four events with tickets remaining that we’re particularly jazzed about:

What’s in My Fridge

Stella Artois Main Stage

Friday, October 20 | 10–11am

Presenter: Ulrich Koberstein, Executive Chef, Sargento

Chefs are always asked what their favorite things are to cook. The answer always changes as existing recipes constantly evolve or new dishes are created, but some basic ingredients often remain the same. Executive Chef Ulrich Koberstein will take three basic ingredients and create recipes that taste uniquely different when they hit the table.

$39—Price includes tax and service fee.

Hendrick’s: Convivial Cocktail Academy

The Council Room

Friday, October 20 | Noon–1pm or 2-3pm

Presenter: Mattias Horseman, Brand Ambassador, Hendrick’s Gin

Join Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador, Mattias Horseman, as he takes you on a voyage into the world of gin. This cocktail academy is a riveting introduction into the intricate process of producing Hendrick’s Gin. Following the description of the distillation process, a hands-on cocktail portion will tingle your taste buds with simple, yet delightful, Hendrick’s Gin cocktails. The pièce de rèsistance, a Hendrick’s Gin punch will cap off the seminar.

$39—Price includes tax and service fee.

How Does Growing Herbs Translate Into Making Better Wine?

Breakthru Beverage Tasting Rooms at Inn on Woodlake

Saturday, October 21 | 5–6pm

Presenter: Sam Tesconi, Marketing Specialist, Quivira Vineyards and La Follette Wines

The life of a vineyard goes far deeper, literally and figuratively, than what we can observe. The vineyard, as a singular living organism, is very complex and interwoven with more elements than the lay observer typically detects. Learn how Quivira Vineyards uses nature’s own force and momentum to cultivate perpetual biodynamics which create richness and vitality on its entire estate, ultimately producing better-quality grapes and wine. Sam Tesconi, Marketing Specialist, Quivira Vineyards and LaFollette Wines, will walk you through a tasting of Quivira estate wines, demonstrating the value of holistic farming. Each guest will receive a jar of Quivira’s estate-grown herb salt with the tasting.

$39—Price includes tax and service fee.

Kohler Tailgate Presented by Ney’s Big Sky Meats & Destination Kohler Culinary Team

Sunday, October 22 | 11:30am-3:30pm

Presenter: Destination Kohler Culinary Team

There’s no better way to end Kohler Food & Wine than with our tailgate party. Watch Green Bay take on the New Orleans Saints inside the Stella Artois Main Stage tent as the Kohler Special Events culinary team pairs up with Ney’s Big Sky to prepare a variety of tailgate snacks. Wash it down with cold beer from Stella Artois, and see why our tailgate is almost as good as being at Lambeau Field.

$35 – Price includes tax and service fee.

The Shops at Woodlake Kohler Special Offers & Events – Kohler Food & Wine

Art Imig’s Clothiers
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Custom Trunk Shows
Designed for the speed and motion of contemporary life, luxury performance fabrics combine with masterful craftsmanship to create a new tradition in men’s tailoring.

Measure Up
The finest custom shirts in the industry for over 20 years. Each one is hand-crafted, one at a time by skilled artisans. In-store specials throughout the weekend.

ARTspace – A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Exhibit Opening: One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand.
Select gifts from a curated array of works created by more than 30 exceptional artists from across the nation.

10am-4pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Featuring Alsahan 100% cashmere toppers with 54 colors to choose from. You can make any of your ensembles more sophisticated with this lovely cashmere topper. Discover a whole new world of shapewear technology. RUBY RIBBON – an Oprah favorite – is just waiting to make you look your most fabulous you. Learn about a healthy and supportive alternative to underwire.

Kohler Gardener
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
MacKenzie-Childs Special Offer and Gift with Purchase Event
Buy one MacKenzie-Childs Blooming Wine Glass and get the second half off. Receive a Courtly Check kitchen timer ($50 retail) with a purchase of MacKenzie-Childs cookware. Meet and greet with Mark Bergadon, Sales Executive for MacKenzie Childs (2-5pm). Mark will be on hand to discuss the new arrivals of the 2017 Fall and Holiday Collections.

Movers & Shakers Kids Toys
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
20 percent off Blue Orange Games and all food themed toys.

10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
20% off Cupcakes and Cashmere apparel.

Sweet Potato’s
1-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Charolotte Muzik Trunk Show
Charlotte Muzik has been designing jewelry for over 10 years and is a regular vendor at Holiday Market at The American Club. Charlotte’s design esthetic is simple elegance. Her energy is contagious, and she is truly passionate about her art.

Wisconsin Trader
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
The Frye Company Trunk Show
Receive $50 off and a complimentary gift with any Frye boot or bag purchase. May not be combined with any other offers. Meet Erika Huang, representative for The Frye Company. Erika will be present from 10am to 6pm to showcase The Frye Company’s Fall Collection of boots and handbags, take special orders and offer advice to Frye fans.

Yoga on the Lake
10am-8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
25% off one full-priced item in the boutique. One-time purchase per customer.


Calendar of Events

Horse & Plow Huddle Radio Program

Mondays, 6-7pm

Hosts Bill Michaels and Gary Ellerson

Football is back and so is your chance to get an exclusive look into Wisconsin’s favorite team. Join us Monday nights for a LIVE broadcast of The Horse & Plow Huddle with hosts Bill Michaels and Gary Ellerson. This dinnertime event will break down the action each week with a former or current Packer player. Stick around post-show for Monday night football and drink specials.

It is free for fans who wish to sit in the general seating areas of The Horse & Plow. All seats will be on a first come first serve basis. We will honor any previous reservations; however will not guarantee large group seating at any point throughout the evening. VIP seating in the lower level of the bar is available, but has a minimum of a $100 food and beverage spend. There are 5 tables that will be “sold” by reservation; starting at 4pm. Guests can reserve these tables by calling the Horse & Plow.

DJ in Winery

October 21, 10pm-2am

The Winery Bar

Massage the Ghouls Away

October 26, 4-8pm, $55

Where: Kohler Waters Spa

Enjoy a pre-Halloween mini massage. Price includes a 25-minute massage, full spa access from 4 until 8pm, and a $25 retail credit to apply toward any retail product purchase of $50 or more.  Please contact Melissa or Lisa at (920) 451-2192 or to reserve your appointment.

Little Boo-das Toddler Yoga

October 29, 3-3:45pm, $12

Celebrate the fall season with Meggan and Evie for Little Boo-dhas yoga. Come dressed as your favorite character, animal or creature! Learn different breathing techniques with your little yogi/yogini. The class is an action packed and is designed to move and sway through different asanas to keep your little yogi/yogini engaged. Enjoy a good book and coloring a yoga picture during snack time! The benefits of yoga applies to yogis of all ages. Practicing yoga embraces compassion and cooperation with others. In addition, yoga builds strength, flexibility and improves balance. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Kohler Comedy Night

November 4, 8pm, $29

Great Lakes Ballroom at The American Club

Destination Kohler welcomes nationally touring comedians who have been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and The Late Show with David Letterman. Line up for November: Brian Hicks (Emcee), Joe List, Erin Jackson, Dale Jones (headliner). Doors for General Admission open at 7:00pm. Seating is based on first come first serve basis. More information available at
920-457-8000 Ext: 55687 or

Moody Tongue Beer Dinner
November 7, 6:30pm, $50

Horse & Plow

At Moody Tongue, their goal is to create thoughtful, exciting beers that blend familiar flavors with quality ingredients through a philosophy of culinary brewing: using a Chef’s mindset to highlight flavors and aromatics in balanced beers. Brewmaster Jared Rouben draws on his culinary training to forge this connection between the kitchen and brewery, building recipes for their beers in the same manner Chef Curtis Brown does for each dish at the Horse & Plow. This menu was created with indulgence in mind, and will be enjoyed by beer lovers and foodies alike. Reservations are required, only 30 seats available. Please call 855-444-2838 and reference the Moody Tongue Beer Dinner to reserve your spot.

Ladies Night Out

November 9, 5-8pm

The Shops at Woodlake

Holiday Tasting Table & Wine and Spirits Celebration

November 10, 4-6pm
November 11, Noon to 4pm

Woodlake Market

Get ideas for great Thanksgiving meals and wine selections for your holiday get-togethers!

Thanksgiving Pre-Sale

November 13-19

Woodlake Market

Get a head start on your Thanksgiving preparations!

Wine Dinner – Whose Wine is it Anyway?

November 16, 6:30pm, $109

Immigrant Restaurant

As sommeliers, we are asked what our favorite wines are. It’s a big question with many smaller producers from around the world to choose from. You must know there are wines out there that are small production yet large in love. To not seek those big hearted wines with that burning desire that drives us to find anything else desirable in life is a mistake.

Wine lover, wine enthusiast, wine beginner, get ready for a supreme tasting experience, as two Sommeliers expertly pair with two wines head to head in a multi-course dinner for the ultimate competition. Join us in this journey. . . Who will win. . .

Holiday Market
November 17, 18, 19

Conference Level of The American Club and Kohler Design Center (Saturday Only)
Delight in the Holiday Tradition of the 35th annual Holiday Market. Browse and shop vendors from across the Midwest as they present Holiday decorations, clothing and accessories for women and children, handmade wooden toys, sweets, other food items, and serving ware. This event offers wonderful decorations for your home as well as wonderful gifts to make the holidays special. Come for the day and enjoy additional shopping at the Shops at Woodlake, lunch at a Kohler restaurant or a trip to the Kohler Water Spa. Make it a weekend getaway with an overnight stay at the Inn on Woodlake or The American Club and receive complimentary admission to the show.
The American Club – Friday, November 17: 9am – 6pm, Saturday, November 18: 9am – 5pm, Sunday, November 19: 9am – 3pm

Kohler Design Center – Saturday, November 18: 9am – 4pm

Admission – $6 for 13 years and over, Children 12 years and under are free, Admission is a one time charge for the entire weekend. Kohler Design Center admission free. No strollers permitted in showrooms.

Movies and Morsels

November 17, 5pm and 8pm Shows, $5

Weill Center – Sheboygan

Featured Restaurant Cucina
Make the most of your movie night. Join us at the historic Stefanie H. Weill Center for classic films and unique tastings from the chefs of Destination Kohler. Featured chefs will create gourmet morsels in keeping with the theme of the night’s film. Make it a monthly event, and get to know the tastes of Destination Kohler Dining.

End-of-Season Sale

November 18; 9am-7pm

November 19; 9am-4pm

Blackwolf Run, Wolf Pack Bear Clan Room

Enjoy 20%-80% savings on official Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run logoed merchandise. For every $50 purchase, receive a $5 voucher redeemable on any future purchase at Kohler Swing Studio & Golf Shop, Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits Restaurants or Golf Shops.

Thanksgiving Celebration Sale

November 20-26

Woodlake Market

Great deals on your Thanksgiving party needs!

Thanksgiving Dining

November 23

Kitchens of Kohler Restaurants

Set the Season Aglow

November 24

The Shops at Woodlake Kohler


Tickets for all events can be purchased online at or by calling 920-918-9643

Wine Tours Around the World                    

Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm, $40
Oct. 24 – Malbec

Oct. 31 – Riesling

Nov. 7 – Cabernet Sauvignon

Nov. 14 – Pinto Grigio/Gris

Nov. 21 – Syrah

Nov. 28 – Merlot

Culinary Skills Workshops
Thursdays 5:30-7pm; $40 per person

Nov. 2 – Dim Sum and Then Some

Nov. 9 – Thanksgiving Crash Course

Nov. 16 – Holiday Confections

Nov. 30 – Knife Skills; Winter Soups

Chefs Table Dinner Series

Fridays 6:30pm-8:30pm; $60 per person, dinner only; $80 per person, with wine pairing

Oct. 27 – A Taste of Germany

Nov. 3 – The Big Easy

Nov. 10 – Magic of the Middle East

Nov. 17 – Tuscan Harvest

Nov. 24 – American Steakhouse

Kids Cooking Class

Ages 6-12; Saturdays 9:30-11am; $28 per child

Oct. 28 – Haunted Halloween Treats

Nov. 4 – Wrap Me Up

Nov. 11 – Show Me the Dough!

Nov. 18 – Turkey Time

Nov. 25 – Brunch Wizard

Chef Demonstrations
Saturdays, 2-3pm, $38

Nov.11 –  Artisanal Bread Baking

Nov. 18 – Holiday Pies and Tarts

Nov. 25 – Healthy at the Holidays

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